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Subject:Daily port update
Date:Thursday, January 19, 2012
Priority:Normal
Notice:PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft

BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

Hess - Max draft - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 40'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 38'00
BP - Max draft 30'00" Low water
Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper
than
43'01" Max BM No restriction North
Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions
Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
550', Max Beam 52'
Pier J Max Draft 30 FT
Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -
window: Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water
Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until
2 hours before high water
Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window: start in 3 hours after low water until
3 hours before high water

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:

KMI1 - GADWALL – IN, ETS PM/20

KMI4 - NARVIA – IN, ETS 20/0200
1/20 – CHEMTRANS OSTE
1/23 - SITEAM DISCOVERER
1/23 – BOW ANDINO


HESS – RTC 100 – IN, ETS 19/PM

BP – BARGE 650 – ETA 2/22

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FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel
arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to
Customs & Border Patrol AMS. Bond must be filed for Foreign flag vessels
or U.S. flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard. 24 Hours - advance
notice to Pilots

24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
Terminal.

72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading
figures for all bulk cargo.

Port Security - All persons doing business within Port Authority property
must have security pass from SCPA. All persons wanting unescorted access
to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.

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Current Articles: (1/19/12) Port cargo rises; earnings fall short

By David Slade

The State Ports Authority reported increases in container and non-
container cargo in 2011 compared to 2010, but financial results for the
first half of the current fiscal year have been below projections.

In the 2011 calendar year, the SPA this week said it saw a sharp increase
in non-containerized cargo, such as automobiles and heavy equipment, at
its Charleston and Georgetown ports -- up nearly 55 percent over the
prior year.

Containerized cargo, which is the bulk of the maritime agency's business,
was up just slightly.

In the last six months of 2011, which represents the first half of the
SPA's fiscal year, non-container cargo continued to show gains. But
container volume slipped, falling below prior-year levels and 6.6 percent
below projections.

Add it up, and SPA operating revenues for the first half of the fiscal
year were better than in the comparable year-ago period, but at $64.6
million they were $2.7 million below budget expectations.

Earnings were more than 31 percent below budget, due to higher expenses
related to gate operations.

"We are continuing to experience a flat economic environment here in the
U.S.," said Jim Newsome, president and chief executive officer of the
SPA.

The ports authority has continued to press ahead with a capital
improvement plan, and this week the SPA board of directors approved more
than $5 million in new projects, including the construction of a $3
million, 100,000-square-foot warehouse at the Columbus Street Terminal,
and new security fencing.

Columbus Street in downtown Charleston is the hub of the port's non-
container business, including the luxury vehicles BMW makes near
Spartanburg

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CURRENT ISSUES: 1/19/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
1/26/12 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2/14/12 – 1130 – C.W.I.T. MONTHLY LUNCHEON
2/16/12 – PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
3/15/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
4/10/12 – 1900 – S.W.T. ANNUAL BANQUET
4/19/12 - TBA – PROP DINNER

2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 19 High 4:17 AM 5.7 7:21 AM Rise 3:53 AM 23
19 Low 10:35 AM -0.1 5:40 PM Set 2:14 PM
19 High 4:24 PM 4.8
19 Low 10:43 PM -0.5

F 20 High 5:19 AM 5.9 7:21 AM Rise 4:53 AM 14
20 Low 11:34 AM -0.3 5:41 PM Set 3:14 PM
20 High 5:26 PM 4.9
20 Low 11:41 PM -0.7

Sa 21 High 6:15 AM 6.1 7:21 AM Rise 5:48 AM 7
21 Low 12:27 PM -0.5 5:41 PM Set 4:17 PM
21 High 6:22 PM 5.1

Su 22 Low 12:36 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 6:36 AM 2
22 High 7:06 AM 6.2 5:42 PM Set 5:22 PM
22 Low 1:17 PM -0.6
22 High 7:14 PM 5.2

M 23 Low 1:26 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 7:18 AM 0
23 High 7:54 AM 6.1 5:43 PM Set 6:25 PM
23 Low 2:03 PM -0.7
23 High 8:02 PM 5.3

Tu 24 Low 2:14 AM -0.8 7:19 AM Rise 7:55 AM 0
24 High 8:37 AM 6.0 5:44 PM Set 7:26 PM
24 Low 2:47 PM -0.6
24 High 8:47 PM 5.3

W 25 Low 2:59 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Rise 8:28 AM 2
25 High 9:19 AM 5.8 5:45 PM Set 8:24 PM
25 Low 3:28 PM -0.5
25 High 9:29 PM 5.2

Th 26 Low 3:43 AM -0.3 7:18 AM Rise 9:00 AM 7
26 High 9:58 AM 5.5 5:46 PM Set 9:21 PM
26 Low 4:08 PM -0.3
26 High 10:11 PM 5.1

F 27 Low 4:26 AM 0.0 7:18 AM Rise 9:30 AM 13
27 High 10:37 AM 5.1 5:47 PM Set 10:17 PM
27 Low 4:47 PM -0.1
27 High 10:52 PM 5.0

Sa 28 Low 5:09 AM 0.3 7:17 AM Rise 10:00 AM 20
28 High 11:17 AM 4.8 5:48 PM Set 11:11 PM
28 Low 5:26 PM 0.1
28 High 11:35 PM 4.9

Su 29 Low 5:54 AM 0.6 7:17 AM Rise 10:32 AM 28
29 High 11:59 AM 4.5 5:49 PM
29 Low 6:06 PM 0.3

M 30 High 12:21 AM 4.8 7:16 AM Set 12:06 AM 37
30 Low 6:43 AM 0.9 5:50 PM Rise 11:06 AM
30 High 12:46 PM 4.3
30 Low 6:51 PM 0.4

Tu 31 High 1:12 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:01 AM 47
31 Low 7:37 AM 1.0 5:51 PM Rise 11:43 AM
31 High 1:38 PM 4.1
31 Low 7:42 PM 0.5

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST: 1000 AM EST THU JAN 19 2012


.SYNOPSIS FOR MID ATLC WATERS...LOW PRES E OF THE CENTRAL WATERS
WILL MOVE OFF TO THE NE THIS AFTERNOON. A HIGH PRES RIDGE WILL
MOVE OFFSHORE THIS AFTERNOON AND PASS SE OF THE WATERS TONIGHT.
A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SE INTO THE N AND CENTRAL PORTIONS
TONIGHT INTO FRI...STALL ACROSS THE CENTRAL WATERS LATE
FRI...THEN LIFT BACK N AS A WARM FRONT FRI NIGHT INTO SAT.
DEVELOPING LOW PRES WILL PASS NE ACROSS THE FAR N PORTION LATE
SAT...THEN MOVE OFF TO THE NE SUN WHILE PULLING A TRAILING COLD
FRONT INTO THE CENTRAL WATERS WHERE IT WILL STALL LATE SUN. THE
FRONT WILL THEN LIFT BACK N AS A WARM FRONT MON FOLLOWED BY A
COLD FRONT MOVING OFFSHORE LATE MON.
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SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.



ANZ088-192100-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
1000 AM EST THU JAN 19 2012


THIS AFTERNOON
N TO NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10
TO 15 KT...THEN W OF 1000 FM BECOMING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 5 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 7 TO
10 FT SUBSIDING TO 5 TO 8 FT.

TONIGHT
WINDS BECOMING W TO SW 5 TO 15 KT...HIGHEST NW. SEAS
BECOMING 2 TO 5 FT THROUGHOUT...HIGHEST E.

FRI
WINDS BECOMING S TO SW 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S TO SW WINDS INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT LATE...
HIGHEST NW. SEAS BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST NW. ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND TSTMS DEVELOPING.

SAT
S TO SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. HIGHEST WINDS
AND SEAS NW.

SUN
S TO SW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS SUBSIDING
TO 2 TO 4 FT.

MON
S TO SW INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT...THEN OVER FAR W
PORTION SHIFTING TO W LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT...HIGHEST
N.
Notice posted on Thursday, January 19, 2012

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For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.